Research may hold promise for earlier celiac diagnosis

01/2/2013 | Chemical & Engineering News

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have identified new celiac disease antibodies and a method for capturing them in an effort to develop earlier tests and help people avoid significant intestinal damage from undiagnosed disease. Statistical tests based on the research suggest the novel approach can identify 85% of people who have celiac disease and 91% of those who don't, a level of accuracy that is nearly as good as existing diagnostics.

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